Google To Digitize Books From Prominent Libraries

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Books sit on a shelf at the Cecil H. Green Library on the Stanford... News PhotoArts Culture and Entertainment,Book,Bookstore,California,Campus,Color Image,Economy,Horizontal,Human Interest,Literature,Reading,Sitting,Stanford - California,Stanford University,USA,World Book DayPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2004 Getty ImagesSTANFORD, CA - DECEMBER 17: Books sit on a shelf at the Cecil H. Green Library on the Stanford University Campus December 17, 2004 in Stanford, California. Google, the internet search engine, has announced a long-term project to put 15 million books from seven of the world's most prestigious libraries online and make them searchable. Included will be the libraries of Harvard, Stanford, the University of Michigan, the New York Public Library and the University of Oxford, including the Bodleian. Books and periodicals will be scanned and project is expected to take six years and cost more than $100 million. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)